April - May 2013
Hi all Sonic boys and girls,
We are going into the race season, is your training on track? Have you met your goal or training objective you've setup in the beginning of the season? Or you've been training well and just need a Sonic race suit for the upcoming races?!
Sonic Trisuit 2013
You've been waiting for too long!
The new trisuit design and supplier finally confirmed after a lot of research!!
This time we will appoint O2 Creation be our Trisuit supplier for 2013.
- Simplistic design, against those over-engineering and avoid too 'bling' pattern in the local triathlon scene.
- Based on the O2 Creation finest and fastest Performance Trisuit fabric with Teflon coating.
- Asian fits figure, I have a few test run & swim and very happy with it.
- No padding, best for OD triathlon or shorter distance race.
- Junior version: same design, Lyra fabric, more affordable costs.
- Price: Adult version: $1200, Junior version: $600
- How to order? Fill in ORDER FORM and payment, send back to Charles Hui by 2nd June. Size Chart
- To maintain Sonic professional image, we only print FAMILY NAME on the trisuit.
- Lead time: 2 months.
O2 Sonic Trisuit for Women
O2 Sonic Trisuit for Men
What's next on the club kits? It will be our 10th anniversary T-shirt and 2 piece long course trisuit, stay tuned!
Sunday Shek O Training
Once again, our famous Shek O training will only be organized in non-race day, if there is a race organized by Tri-HK, Splash n Dash and Aquawiz, we will go to race.
An email reminder will be broadcast prior the weekend.
The weather in April and May is unusually chilly and rainy this year. It actually setup a comfortable temperature to start some races for the season!
We have a small representation on the race opener Aquathon race 1 at Kowloon Tsai Park, the only one swimming pool Aquathon in Hong Kong and a lot of waiting like in the swim meet, then you can demonstrate flip turn and run in the park, fast and furious! Sonic veteran John Fung challenged the elite open (in fact it was mistakenly entered) and won his first medal in Aquathon for 1st runner's up! Gigi Wong continues her performance and crowned age-group champion, new member Colin Hannah won 1st runners up in Aussie style. More photos on
contributed by Ryan Tan.
Jones in action
Happy to see Yvan come to cheers up and smell the sweat!
John Fung and his first win
Edwin Wong in action
Two weeks later, we had the
for everyone to warm up and race rehearsal, it was an overcast morning and strong wind pick up the Shek O wave that's always the signature of Sonic TT. Sonic Juniors smashed the course, Fung Yat To was the first boy crossing the finish line, Tze Chun Yin and Wong Pak To after, age-grouper Sasha and Edwin hardly closed the gap.
The post-race hyper was on the lucky draw sponsor by 2XU Hong Kong.
Thanks Brian and Gigi for the photos.
Ready to roll!
Small draft pack in Shek O Road
Lucky boy who got he grant price 2XU transition bag
May was a busy race month, three races in a row, kick off by the Tri-HK Age-Group Triathlon on 5th May. It was a showcase for our Junior team coached under Kenneth.
On the same weekend, we have two Sonic veteran Brian and Eric completed the debut Challenge Taiwan half-distance Triathlon at Tai Tung. The event itself was nicely organized with a lot of positive feedback, we should plan another trip for this event in 2014.
Challenge Taiwan swim course
Eric and Brian at Challenge Taiwan
Splash n Dash by Revolution Asia also kicked off their Aquathon series on 12nd May at Repulse Bay, from this year, they start the club, company and school ranking for the series, after race 1, Sonic ranked 5th after the up and coming South China Triathlon Team while elite coaching team '26 Coaching' is leading the series. We did have a few strong Sonic certified amphibians who keep us at 5th! Both Collin Hannah and Jeannette Wang crowned age-group Champion, young gun Dreyfus Koo won 1st runners up, Sonic veteran Ian Brownlee won 2nd runners up respectively.
Let's work harder for race 2!
Jeanette in action
Leo Fai in action
On the startline
Sonic needs to work harder!
One week later, it's another Aquathon series kick off by
at Repulse Bay. They have a more creative swim course where we have to swim a 1.4k outside of shark net from west to east plus a short run back to the beach area for another 400m swim within the shark net back to the west end. 1.8k swim and 7.5k run is also the very fair distance for two disciplines, you can't complaint that's the swimmer or runner favorable race.
Repulse Bay always looks pancake flat until you swim far out and feel the current
Within the Team Sonic, we have solid representation in the race despite the thunderstorm warning on the race morning, Colin Hannah smashed his age-group and crowned champion with $500 price money in the pocket, Edwin Wong and Eric Chan maintained the solid performance, Adelyn Cheong and Evangeline Quek treated this as tapering race before the Ironman Kona 70.3 in one week, Gabriel Lau, Osamu, Charles Hui, Leo Fai and Walter Yiu
also did well in the race.
Edwin Wong on the run
Eric Chan maintains his form
Gabriel Lau is chasing
Leo Fai in action
Adelyn Cheong tapering for Kona
Osamu keeping his form
Colin Hannah dashing for his victory
Aquawiz Aquathon Race 2 will be in Science Park on 23 June, same date with Splash n Dash 3.
It will be the selection race if you'd like to enroll their Hong Kong Habour Triathlon in December! Sonic will fully support Aquawiz events,
How are you doing?
Congratulation to Ren Ho tie the knot with Su-Ching Teh on 22nd March in Singapore, some of the closed Sonic friends were invited and it was the gorgeous wedding. This new couple is now settled in Shanghai and Ren continues to squeeze time on training.
I should get a better pictures of the couple
Sonic Re-union in Singapore
Some workout at MacRitchie trail is a must
Our Sonic two times Triathlete of the Year, Gigi Wong diagnosed with hyperthyroidism with some nodules were detected during the recent medical check-up. She is now under medicine treatment and will be away from racing for a while. She is very positive and maintaining light training volume to stay in shape. Send her a blessing on Facebook or
Adelyn at her first Ironman 70.3 Taiwan
Adelyn Cheong will also very soon say goodbye to Sonic after her six months deployment to Shanghai, she will pursue the new opportunity in Amsterdam. Meanwhile, she will be travel back and fore Hong Kong and doing some races and training.
Tri-HK Sprint Triathlon at Science Park on 2nd June, start list already on
Sign up Splash n Dash 2, Aquawiz 2, our affiliate triathlon club Titan Triathlon is organizing another swimming pool Aquathon in Yuen Long, it features a 750m swim around four post at the pool and 5k run. Sign up at their
So, what's next? Sign up the those local races, come to training, order your trisuit, and see you on the track, in the water, on the road or in the races!
Upcoming Races (local, oversea)
June 2: Age-Group Sprint Triathlon
June 9: Splash n Dash 2 (entry open)
June 23: Splash n Dash 3 (entry open)
June 23: Aquawiz Aquathon 2 Science Park (1500m + 9k) (entry open)
June 30: Titan Aquathon Challenge (750m + 5k)
July 7: Aquathon 2 - Repulse Bay (entry open)
July 21: Sonic Time Trial 2 (open to all members)
August 4: Aquathon 3 - South Bay
August 25: Aquawiz Openwater - South Bay
September 1: Aquathon 4 - Lei King Wan (Island East?!)
September 21: Beijing International Triathlon
September 22: Sonic Time Trial 3
September 29: Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon
October 6: Aquawiz Openwater - Deep Water Bay
October 27: HK ITU Triathlon - Disneyland
November 2: Taiwan Ironman 70.3
November 3: Sanshui ITU Triathlon
November 9: Phuket ITU Triathlon
November 10: Aquathon 5 - Golden Beach
November 17: Sonic End of Season Time Trial
November 24: Laguna Phuket Triathlon
December 1: Challenge Laguna Phuket